As a style enthusiast I’ve looked at thousands of different products, whether it’s clothes, watches or practically anything that goes under style. To determine if a product is OK, good or amazing, I put it to test and see if it possesses – hopefully all three – but most likely at least one of these categories:
Since this is primarily a watch blog we’ll use them as an example but I use this method on most style products.
The watch must be versatile. What I mean by that is simply: Can it be worn with different outfits? Is it easily dressed up or down? By being able to change strap easily, you enhance your watch’s ability to adapt to different outfits. It’s also good to look at the face. Does it scream alternative? Then it’s probably not a very versatile one. A simple white face for example would do wonders. Of course, the magical part with watches is the many choices you have, and if you like one you should get it. Just keep strongly in mind if it’s a viable buy considering the usage. If I’m looking to get a really great versatile product, I think to myself: ‘’Can I use this product with my three piece suit AND with a T-shirt?
Great quality is a must. A watch that’s considered good is mostly defined by quality. By quality I mean durable and reliable. While quality in itself can be considered a product that’s free from defects and error, I for one don’t like to define it as such.
I want my watch to be able to take a beating. If I drop it on the floor, it must survive! Water resistance is also one important aspect. Our watches got an ATM of 5. For those of you that don’t know ATM stands for Atmosphere and determines the amount of pressure the watch can withstand. For each ATM there is around 10m. So with 5ATM you get a total of 50m pressure resistance you could say. Now, this doesn't mean your watch would survive in 50m deep under water. The pressure would be way to high. However you can swim with your watch in shallow water.
A beautiful design does a lot for your eyes. Imagine seeing a sign where it says ‘’Great quality watch for sale’’. It immediately draws your attention and you take a look. What you see is something that might be a quality watch, but is just not attractive to the eyes. If it’s not good looking, you’re probably not going to buy it, no matter how high the quality is. Now, imagine the opposite. Your eyes are glancing at the most impeccable design, however, the quality is not nearly as good. Most of us would at least give it a thought and maybe even buy it. That’s the importance of a well-designed piece.
There we have them. The three main things I look at when I’m about to buy something. At Helvin we constantly work to create a perfect product with the help of these guidelines, giving you the best possible value for your money!
Ciao Ciao as always!